The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Tester
Rank 558 562 582
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 37 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.030% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.032% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 10
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £180
% change year-on-year
- +94.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £16.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 37 £325 +8.33% 4
London +39 33 £325 +96.96% 3
City of London +30 3 £350 +112.12%
North West 0 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 52 (75.36%) Android
2 48 (69.57%) Apple iOS
3 42 (60.87%) Mobile App
4 24 (34.78%) QA
5 23 (33.33%) BDD
5 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (28.99%) TDD
6 20 (28.99%) Java
7 16 (23.19%) Calabash
8 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
8 14 (20.29%) Ruby
9 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (15.94%) Scrum
11 10 (14.49%) Robotium
12 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
12 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.04%) Xcode
13 8 (11.59%) C#
13 8 (11.59%) JIRA
13 8 (11.59%) Selenium
13 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
14 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
14 7 (10.14%) HTML5
14 7 (10.14%) HTML
15 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
15 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
15 6 (8.70%) Finance
15 6 (8.70%) SQL
15 6 (8.70%) Python

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) LTE
1 3 (4.35%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.90%) VoIP
2 2 (2.90%) NAS
2 2 (2.90%) STUN
2 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.90%) SGSN
3 1 (1.45%) GPRS
3 1 (1.45%) GSM
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) DVB
3 1 (1.45%) WLAN
3 1 (1.45%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Calabash
2 14 (20.29%) Cucumber
3 10 (14.49%) Robotium
4 9 (13.04%) Xcode
5 8 (11.59%) JIRA
5 8 (11.59%) Selenium
6 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
7 5 (7.25%) WebDriver
7 5 (7.25%) TeamCity
7 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (7.25%) eggPlant
7 5 (7.25%) Hudson
8 4 (5.80%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.90%) Subversion
9 2 (2.90%) JBehave
10 1 (1.45%) Firebug
10 1 (1.45%) JUnit
10 1 (1.45%) JMeter
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Marketing
2 3 (4.35%) Advertising
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) HTML5
1 7 (10.14%) HTML
2 6 (8.70%) iOS SDK
2 6 (8.70%) Android SDK
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) JSON
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) Xamarin.iOS
4 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (60.87%) Mobile App
2 8 (11.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.90%) IPTV
4 2 (2.90%) Handset
4 2 (2.90%) Open Source
4 2 (2.90%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.45%) iPhone
5 1 (1.45%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.45%) STB
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Android
2 48 (69.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) BDD
1 23 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (28.99%) TDD
3 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
4 11 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.94%) Scrum
5 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
5 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.80%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.80%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (5.80%) Manual Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Kanban
7 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.35%) Web Testing
8 3 (4.35%) OO
9 2 (2.90%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.90%) OOP
9 2 (2.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.99%) Java
2 14 (20.29%) Ruby
3 8 (11.59%) C#
4 6 (8.70%) SQL
4 6 (8.70%) Python
5 3 (4.35%) Groovy
5 3 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.90%) Tcl
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.90%) ISEB
2 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Tektronix
3 1 (1.45%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.45%) Symbian
3 1 (1.45%) HP
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